This invitation, and post in general, is very near and dear to me. Not only is it special because it’s a celebration for an upcoming baby, it happens to be a celebration and invitation for MY upcoming baby. I’m very excited to share it with you! Baby girl will be here any day now, and I will be taking a little time off to get to know my new little one and be with my family. I’ll be returning to work starting in May so not to fear! I will be back. In the meantime, let me share with you the details for our celebration!
It all started with a color palette, which I struggled with! I didn’t want your typically “it’s a girl!” color scheme, but rather something fun that still made you think “girl”. I finally settled on muted soft pink, peach, fuchsia and hints of gold. Love this color scheme. After I determined the color, it was time for the invitation. Being an invitation designer, I knew exactly what I wanted for my little girl, and I came up with the following.
The invitation itself was mailed in a beautiful hand made envelope with custom die cut shape and lined in a complimentary pattern to the rest of the suite. The envelope was finished off with lovely white calligraphy for the mailing addresses.
The back side of the invitation featured a die cut shape pocket, as well as a detailed laser cut floral design to surround the information card that was housed in the pocket. I really had fun with color on this invitation. I loved the pop of fuchsia on the back, and the soft pink of the flowers that was again echoed on the pocket.
Another fun detail I loved was the edge painting in gold. I wanted to make sure the party had pops of gold, and the edge painting was the perfect place for it on the invitations.
The invitations were a big hit, and the perfect opener for the party! Now that you’ve seen the invitation, lets take a look at the celebration!
We decided on a co-ed party. I’m not partial to baby showers, and my husband and I both wanted to have a celebration together with all of our friends. After all, it’s not all about the mom! Upon arriving to the party, guests were greeted by a walkway of balloons.
My husband and I personalized each guest’s favor, which made them extra special. We love all our friends and family, and were so thankful they were there to support and celebrate with us!
The food was delicious, and all lovingly prepared by my mom and mother in law. My husband also had fun BBQing outside, as it was such a nice day, and gave the guys something fun to do!
We also had the most amazing bread from Mediterra Bakehouse. Not only was it beautiful, but absolutely delicious!!
The cake, brought up to us from Sweet and Saucy by one of my good friends, was absolutely to die for! Some of our guests commented it was the best cake they had ever eaten!
I absolutely adore flowers. If I wasn’t an invitation designer, I may just be a floral designer! I love the colors, textures, I could go on and on… At any rate, I ordered the flowers for the party wholesale and arranged them myself, which I thoroughly enjoyed!
Feeling so blessed to be able to celebrate such a wonderful life event, and I can’t wait to meet baby girl! We’ll see you back here in May. In the meantime, feel free to browse our blog for more inspiration!
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